Blackie, John Stuart, Professor, F.R.S.E. (M)

b. 28 July 1809. d. 2 March 1895. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, translator, scholar of classics and Scottish Gaelic literature, early Scottish nationalist. Alternative signatures: “John S. Blackie” and “J. S. B.” Appointed the first chair of humanity at the University of Aberdeen. Married Eliza Wyld on 19 April 1842. Published prolifically on a wide variety of subjects, and authored poetry volumes including *Lyrical Poems* (1860) and *Lays of the Highlands and Islands* (1872). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Ismene and Leander. In Three Ballads. (From the German) 1832-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11161
The Jungfrau of the Lurlei. (A Legend of the Rhine) 1835-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11630
The Cranes of Ibycus. A Ballad from Schiller 1835-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11570
Ideals 1835-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11588
The Fight With the Dragon. A Romance 1835-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11612
The Dying Flower 1836-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 11774
Martin Luther. An Ode 1844-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10669
The Words of Schamyl, the Prophet 1854-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9294
Bellerophon. A Classical Ballad 1854-09 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 9295
Prayer 1860-02 Good Words Poet 312
Sonnet. (Written at Sanquhar) 1860-02 Good Words Poet 313
Iliad II. 211—245 1861-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14254
How Wondrous are Thy Works, O God! A Hymn 1862-09 Good Words Poet 413
Glencoe. A Historical Ballad 1868-08-01 Good Words Poet 1911
III.—Stennis 1870-08-01 Good Words Poet 12520
IV.—Maeshow 1870-08-01 Good Words Poet 12521
V.—The Death of Haco 1870-08-01 Good Words Poet 12522
I.—The Old Man of Hoy 1870-08-01 Good Words Poet 2025
II.—Stennis 1870-08-01 Good Words Poet 12519
The Musical Frogs 1871-05-01 The Dark Blue Poet 170
The Voyage of Columba 1872 Good Words Poet 2185
October 1872 Good Words Poet 2217
The Death of Columba 1872 Good Words Poet 2205
The Emigrant Lassie 1874 Good Words Poet 2518
A Song of Three Words. Orare, Laborare, et Cantare 1874 Good Words Poet 2483
Lift Up Your Hymns, All Men. A Song of Praise for British Workmen. (Tune—Old 148th Psalm) 1875 Good Words Poet 2534
A Song of Summer 1875 Good Words Poet 2559
Italia 1878-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14610
My Walk 1878-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14617
Venice 1879-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14688
Lord Byron and the Armenian Convent 1879-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14689
Silvio Pellico and the Piombi 1879-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14690
A Good Old Man 1880 Good Words Poet 3552
Hymn 1880 Good Words Poet 3624
The Clapham Sect 1881 Good Words Poet 3904
“Cuckoo! Cuckoo!” (Song for the First of May) 1881 Good Words Poet 3890
Life the School of Manhood 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9102
Good Society 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9107
Divide et Impera 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9112
Patience 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9103
Slander 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9120
Quarrels 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9108
God. Innate Ideas 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9129
Envy 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9114
The Infinite 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9138
The World and How to Use It 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9122
God 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9146
Perversity 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9130
Genus Irritabile Vatum 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9153
To-day 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9141
Obedience 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9148
Limits of Humanity 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9155
Knowledge of Men 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9100
Rule of Life 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9105
Self-Knowledge 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9109
Monuments 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9116
Utopia 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9124
Secrecy 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9135
Toleration 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9142
Originality 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9151
The Vocation of Man 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9156
Lies 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9101
The Wisdom of Life 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9106
The Golden Age 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9110
Prophets 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9118
Youth 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9125
Solitude and Society 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9137
Freedom 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9144
The Divine Procedure 1881-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Translator 9152
Sickness and Recovery 1882 Good Words Poet 3950
Atheistic Scientists 1882 Good Words Poet 3959
A Song of Old Age 1882 Good Words Poet 3962
My Bath 1882-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8968
An April Song 1883 Good Words Poet 3975
Song of a Good Eclectic 1883-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8960
October Song 1883-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8957
Ancrum Moor. A Historical Ballad 1883-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8958
The Prayer of Socrates 1884 Good Words Poet 4005
Pessimism 1884-02 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8878
A Song of Good Counsel. German Air.—Geniest de Reitz des Lebens. (To Young Men) 1885 Good Words Poet 4362
Portrait of a Lady 1885-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8868
“O women of this glen” 1885-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14977
Gur Moch Rinn Mi Dusgadh 1885-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Translator 14984
Merlin and Kentigern. A Legend of Tweeddale 1885-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8844
Socrates 1887-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8623
Alfred the Hero King. A Historical Ballad 1887-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8626
Liberty 1889 Good Words Poet 5566
Stray Versicles 1889 Good Words Poet 5552
Tibbie Shiel’s in Yarrow 1889-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8528
The Auld House o’ Gask: A Sketch from Strathearn 1891-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8276
Lord Lynedoch: A Historical Ballad 1891-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8278
Farewell to Ben Vrackie 1894-10 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8146
Pious Resolutions, by a Prospective Lecturer 1895-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8105